Stories about Ecuador from August, 2008
August 31 is BlogDay around the world, which is an event where bloggers recommend 5 blogs to be discovered by others. The Latin American team from Global Voices Online is participating by collectively recommending 5 blogs from across the region.
In a deeply religious country like Ecuador, the topic of a woman's right to choose an abortion is of concern and may determine some voters' decision in the upcoming Constitutional Referendum. Bloggers provide some views about how this controversial topic is seen by the country.
Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es] discovers that the “Free Hugs” phenomenon has arrived to Ecuador, with a YouTube video that shows these hugs given in the La Carolina park in Quito.
The media in Ecuador is frequent criticized for its content and its role in society. However, as the Referendum for the approval of the new Constitution fast approaches, the government is also a target of criticism for the amount of money spent for the campaign. The amount is at levels never seen in recent history.